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had the advantage of the weak opponent. franklin roosevelt won his second term, landslide, because of his huge popularity. however, in many more presidential elections, the candidates are in a heated battle to present themselves as the one best capable of serving the country with the winner walking off with the modest majority. it is a customary wisdom that the campaign between the incumbent president and his opponent will be either a referendum on the first term of the president, or a judgment of which candidate will be the better leader. is there really a difference between these two considerations? does not boil down to judging the leadership skill of the incumbent based on his effectiveness during his first term, versus the unknown leadership skills of the challenger? it's easy to point to the national security, or the economic consequences, or consequent impact on the ratings of an incumbent as a indicator of the popular view of the sitting president or the public was not over enchanted with the war in iraq when george w. bush ran for reelection. against john kerry, but voters
of inauguration's being held in the capital. that was in 1945, when franklin roosevelt was being sworn in for a fourth time. he was the only president of united states to serve more than two terms. his third inauguration was of the capital. his fourth one was in the middle of world war ii. he felt this is not the opportune time to have endean elaborate inauguration. it decided to move the inauguration today in front of the capital. could he do that? he did. the joint inaugural committee was not happy with that decision. the president of united states can decide above and beyond the date and time they're being sworn in. -- in, among other things. we move them from the east front to the west front. the crowd had been getting bigger and bigger. one reason to have them on the west front is because you could accommodate more people. if you look to the photographs of the last several inauguration's, you can measure the crowd by how far it goes back. when ronald reagan was the first sworn in, the crowd went back to maybe a block beyond the reflecting pool. with each inauguration, the crowd ge
attempt to assassinate lincoln. and of course franklin roosevelt inaugurated in 1933 at the depths of the great depression and yet he's still able to inspire and uplift the american people to expect something new and something better. >> right, and i've heard a lot of people bantering this about. i mean, inaugurations aren't cheap. they do cost money. we do raise some private funds. lot of private funds through the inaugural committees, but we're looking at maybe $50 million at least. and some people have said, look, this is a second term. why do we need an inauguration? dot swearing in and move on. >> i think that's wrong, wrong, wrong. the price we pay as taxpayers is a small one. most of the money is raised privately. look, we don't have kings and queens in america, right? >> right. >> we don't have nobility. we have this one great tradition of the inauguration and the inaugural address, which george washington started. that's not in the constitution. it's the one time we come together and celebrate our democracy. we've now had over 200 years of stable democracy and the peaceful
hoover, franklin roosevelt's, which was signed by his wife, harry truman, dwight eisenhower, john kennedy, richard nixon, gerald ford, to be carter, ronald reagan, george bush and so on. more recently, george w. bush and barack obama. the tradition has been maintained. at some point, when a new president is elected, st. john's makes an effort to contact that and have them sign this very historic book, which is a very dear item to the church. it does not sit in the president's piu anymore but it is one of those great pieces of history long associated with this church from 1856 to the present. one of the little-known facts about presidential inaugurations is that it has been the custom in modern times to have a church service, a worship service of some kind before the president takes the oath of office. a lot of people feel that is something of a longstanding tradition, and it's not. it actually began with franklin roosevelt on march 4, 1943, when he wished to have a worship service take place before he took the zero art -- before he took the oath of office in the depths of the great depres
-day? during the great depression. franklin roosevelt was having affairs. franklin roosevelt had two very long-term affairs. one with margaret, his personal aide and secretary and cook and dresser and vinedresser, apparently. what if we found out about fdr's this behavior. what if we threw fdr out of office and demanded his resignation as the economy was recovering? all the way back to the french and indian war of very young george washington was riding very romantic letters to a woman who was not mrs. washington. her name was salutary bear facts to my very attractive, older, sophisticated never. what if washington's letters have become public during the french and indian war or the revolutionary war? much as the traces e-mails became public. what if we get rid of george washington? so girlfriend is not the worst. patraeus is not the first and not the worst. been there, done that. there's a long history of it. in fact and it pains me to say that even abraham lincoln visited a prostitute. i know. citizens so. it happened. the details on the sketchy. there is a lot of -- there aren't a lot of le
tradition of inauguration's being held in the capital. that was in 1945, when franklin roosevelt was being sworn in for a fourth time. he was the only president of united states to serve more than two terms. his third inauguration was of the capital. his fourth one was in the middle of world war ii. he felt this is not the opportune time to have an elaborate inauguration. it decided to move the inauguration today in front of the capital. could he do that? he did. the joint inaugural committee was not happy with that decision. the president of united states can decide above and beyond the date and time they're being sworn in, among other things. we move them from the east front to the west front. the crowd had been getting bigger and bigger. one reason to have them on the west front is because you could accommodate more people. if you look to the photographs of the last several inauguration's, you can measure the crowd by how far it goes back. when ronald reagan was the first sworn in, the crowd went back to maybe a block beyond the reflecting pool. with each inauguration, the crowd gets fu
times that will surely follow. in the midst of the great depression, franklin roosevelt said there's a mysterious cycle in human events. to some generations, much is given. of other generations, much is expected. this generation has a rendezvous with destiny. we, right here in california, have such a rendezvous with our own destiny. we see doubt and skepticism about our future and that of america's, but we have accomplished together all the people in this room and what you'll accomplish coming up. indeed, the whole history of california belies such pessimism. member how california began. orders were issued to jose de galvez. occupy and fortify. san diego and monterey, for the crowd of spain. the brave men made their way slowly north in an unchartered path. they reached monterey, but couldn't recognize the bay in the dense fog. with their surprise failing, they marched back to san diego, forced to eat the flesh of pack mules to stay alive. undaunted, provisions from baja, california, and promptly organized the second expedition, he retraced the steps northward along what was to beco
this morning. franklin roosevelt did that because george washington had done it. i mean there's just something wonderful about that. he got out of the car and walked and so did mrs. obama. why? because jimmy carter did it in 1977. every president since has done it. i mean, >> a great strength to him. he might be more liberal than most people politically. in his personal demeanor, in his family life and in his style he's a very traditional person. that came across. that helps people relate to him. >> ifill: mark said he talked to a democrat who said he thought he did pretty well. did you talk to any republicans? >> i think they thought it was a good speech. people said this was one of his best speeches. some of them thought it was defensive, about defending the welfare state more than being offensive. i think the sentence that really got some republicans more upset was where he said we don't have to choose between protecting the programs for the elderly and securing programs for the young. i would say most republicans say, well, actually we do have a choose. if you keep the current benefit leve
. franklin roosevelt was moved by later movements. lyndon johnson had the civil rights movement. i think we begin with that. this book comes out at a moment when the country sees the power and possibility of occupy, 99%, and how that has shifted. it is still evolving. it has shifted the center of political gravity of our dialogue. the issue has been off the radar for so long. >> roosevelt surfed and harnessed those movements. he used them to get legislation passed to initiate programs. obama is still getting on his wet suit. to read the essay she wrote in 2008, there was a sense of exhibits -- exuberance. you say that hope is not optimism that expects things to turn out well. it seems like he confused those two things. >> i will come back to what i write about in the book. the expectations were so great and high. go back to 2008. the back to the election and year when we are fortunate region were fortunate enough to be living with debates that were not cruel reality shows. every week, there were debates among the democratic candidates. barack obama embodied change. it seemed he brought into
come in times of great national crisis. when franklin roosevelt first took office in 1932, the nation had just begun the great depression. and roosevelt sought to reassure the psyche of a nation. >> let me affirm the belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. nameless, unreasonable, unjustified terror which paralyzing needed effort to convert retreat into advance. this nation is asking for action and action now. >> reporter: for abraham lincoln the moment came at the end of his second inaugural address, an appeal to heal the nation split by four years of civil war. >> with malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right god gives us to see the light let us strive to finish the world we're in. to bind up the nation's wound. to care for him who may have born the battle and for the widow and his orphan. among oursve
take on franklin roosevelts famous fireside chats on the radio, it was formed to come up with ways to reduce the violent following that. >>> a lawsuit over that there is scheduled for tomorrow. the drakes bay oyster company is suing the national park service after ken salazar ruled they should be closed. they have been in operation for almost 100 years and provides as much as 40% of the state's supply of fresh oysters. >>> some owners there are paying their yards so they have a place to park. officials say the practice is actually illegal but few homeowners are cited, paved over yards can cause problems during storms. >> having greenery also absorbs water that doesn't run into the storm drains and overwhelm our sewers. >> the plan in commission has received 163 complaints about paved over yards since 2002. >>> so who do you root for when both your boys are coaching in the super bowl? that is certainly the question everyone is asking the parents of the harbaugh brothers. new at noon the harbaugh family is talking about that and how they are preparing for the big game, sal castaneda
of president franklin roosevelt's famous fire side chats on the radio. here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the forecast. it's cold. >> just depends where you are. people down in texas walking around in shorts. let's show you the highs yesterday. talk about a nation divided. you look at areas in southern portions of texas to florida were in the 70s yesterday. beautiful weather, all the way up to denver. but then the really cold stuff. minneapolis to chicago. then take a look at what happened in northern new england. burlington, vermont, had a high temperature of 1 degree. what's amazing, lake champlain isn't frozen yet. it's actually been a very mild winter. this is what happens when you have 1 degree temperatures over the water. amazing footage here. this is what i call steam fog. it's extremely cold air going over the unfrozen relatively mild lake. pretty cool video there, lake champlain. let's show you what we're dealing with this morning. windchills are brutal in northern new england. these are actual temperatures. minus 10 and minus 9 in caribou. when we factor in the windchills,
safety net set up by franklin roosevelt helped the nation through the depression. the tough stance that lyndon johnson took on civil rights was absolutely the right thing to do in the 1960's. >> now we are seeing a move to the left in america that does not bodi -- bode well. 50% of american households have someone receiving some kind of social assistance. in order to pay for the entitlements, both earned like medicare and given like food stamps the nation's deficit is approaching 16.4 trillion. would can't sustain that spending. president obama and liberal allies don't seem very concerned. and that, in my opinion, is dangerous. on the social front the latest stats available show there were 1,200,000 abortions performed in the u.s.a. in 2008. that means more than a million americans will never be born. should the country be proud of that? yet, we see wild applause when proabortion zealots speak at the democratic convention, for example. exactly what are they applauding that more than a million potential human beings are dead? drug front panoply that drug use will be legal in the u.s
, franklin roosevelt wanted him for the new deal in world war ii, like winston churchill in the bible, he can be used in any way you need. because he was so articulate and so prolific. 20,000 or more letters, brilliantly written, wonderfully eloquent. what can we make of it? this is the man, the human being we have. that is what i want to get to, answering president kennedy's question, what was he like? trying to figure this out, i asked for and was granted permission to sleeping jefferson's bed room one night on a pallet on a floor i hasten to add. wanted to hear how the clock sounded. jefferson always said he woke when he could start to make out the hands of the clock. the son had not called in bed in more than 40 years. i wanted to see if that was one of those things as dean acheson said no one comes up second best in their own memoir, what did that was actually true. a brilliant point from secretary atchison. what i learned was as the sun rises over the southwestern mountains in virginia the first place the light hits is his bed. he designed the house so that he would be able to begin to
was convinced that the only man who could save this was franklin roosevelt. so in 1932, he signed on to the franklin roosevelt team and was one of the only bankers to do so. in one of the only irish catholics to take of a prominent position. and he was one of the only hollywood man with connections and he was solidly republican. the outsider was on his way to becoming an insider. and yet he refused to play by the rules and become part of the roosevelt team. he refused to unabashedly say whatever you guys want to do, i will back it, i'm with you. yet he was so important to roosevelt as a banker in an irish catholic and an incredibly smart man that roosevelt appointed him chairman of the securities and exchange commission. at the time it was horrifying. why are you putting a fox in control of the chicken. and joseph kennedy was the greatest chairman of the securities and exchange commission that we have ever seen. he knew every trick of the trade and pass so many regulations in such tough regulations that when he was finished, he had to get out of the market. because every device us
? >> second terms have been tough. even for franklin roosevelt. he started off his second term with his first political loss. here is why second terms are tough. number 1 many presidents often put out their best ideas in their first term. they don't even know necessarily if they are going to get a second crack. secondly, washington can be brutal. you are a little bit battered after a first term. and finally you have been in the washington bubble much too long and you do and everyone is calling you mr. president, and you have all of these handlers, and pollsters and hucksters who always bring you down to the lowest common denominator. my first advice to barack obama, take all of those pollsters and hucksters and second them to a island far, far away for the next four years. >> michael: listening to what you just said and coming off of that, president obama a lot of people think he has been in his own bubble. does that make him unusual? >> it does make him a little bit unusual. and i think maybe there's a chance here. look, if you want to be a great president, you have to ove
'm jumping ahead a little bit but in 1934 franklin d. roosevelt was going to give his annual address to congress. it was from day one in this country and the year we give an address to the nation and the congress. roosevelt in 1934 set on set on getting it in the many calls at the state of the union. a lot of these terms which were created by presidents we think are there from day one and in fact they are ones that have been in it later. and again some of them are just wonderful. let me just jump to a couple. zachary taylor created the term first lady. that did not exist in the applied it to dolley madison and the first that anyone had used that term. he referred to as the first lady of the land. benjamin harrison was keep the ball rolling. jumping around a little bit but woodrow wilson had potomac fever which was something that harry truman loved to quote. politics is adjourned was woodrow wilson. watchful waiting was very closely associated with woodrow wilson. first in his relationship to the dictatorship in mexico where there was a lot of feeling that we should go in and interven
a democratic president franklin roosevelt and when talking about the welfare state, the dole, he called it a narcotic, a destroyer of souls. then the left forgot about that for about 60 years, woke up in the mid 90s for welfare reform and forgot about it again. we've had an explosion of people getting social security disability at the same time when the workforce has become less physical, fewer injuries and yet an explosion of people on disability. why? because those are people who have been misdiagnosed or who are i'm sorry to say on the dole, who should not be getting disability payments. we are create being exactly the thing franklin roosevelt warned us against, which is a narcotic, a destroyer of souls, a destroyer of our labor force. >> jared, the odd thing about this story, the odd thing about this story is that the unemployment rate is coming down. we're in a modest recovery. and yet these small entitlements like the disability that jimmy mentioned keep rising and rising and rising. we always talk about food stamps. this disability thing, we're actually paying people not to work,
they couldn't actually be here. >> they would have heard something different before franklin roosevelt. franklin roosevelt was the first president to initiate the repetition of each line of the oath after the chief justice gives it. before that, they went through the entire oath and the president would say i do. >> very interesting. i did not know that. >> we also saw that president obama will put his hand on the lincoln bible, also a bible used by dr. king. what's the history of that? >> well, all but three presidents have put their hands. the three are john quincy adams who put his hand on a book of laws. and calvin coolage and franklin. it was accustom not to put your hand on a bible. so only three. >> what i didn't know and i don't think i knew nor did i see happening where the hand is. that is all very thought out too. >> right. everything is a message during the inauguration. beyond the speech. for example, the first inaugural parade to have african american was abraham lincoln in 1865. the first to have women marching was woodrow wilson. the people are thinking through the symbo
other for a decade. franklin eleanor roosevelt had consoled harry following the death of his second wife, barbara, in 1837 a breast-cancer instant that time, mr. roosevelt had been a surrogate mother of harry stan daughter, diana, age seven lives in vienna, virginia right now. and so, by that time, harry was almost a part of the roosevelt family and he was at that time the closest adviser and friend and if anybody could be a confidant of roosevelt, he was. the president since terry was not feeling well that evening. he knew hopkins had two thirds of his stomach removed at the mayo clinic because the diet assist at the time was cancer. this is about two years before 1940. since that time, had been unable to gain any weight. he was clearly malnourished. something was terribly wrong with his digestive system. senate president insisted that his friend stay at tears for the night in the white house. so here he was the man who came to dinner and he never laughed. he stayed in the southeast corner of the white house in the link of rooms for three and a half years. the tear, just a couple doors
introduced him to franklin and eleanor roosevelt. and that is when it enabled him, his new wife, barbara, the woman from the office -- they moved to washington dc. so there you have unemployment in america a 25%. new president, franklin roosevelt in 1933 hired harry to head up the first of several of his jobs programs. culminating with him as leader of the wpa, which was the works progress administration. the centerpiece of the new deal. the mission was to put americans back to work on public works and construction projects. he looked as if he had slept in the office at night, which he often did. harry achieved spectacular results as head of the wpa. they put 8.5 million people back to work. it also put $10 million back into the economy. once again, harry became one of the most visible members of the roosevelt administration and the new deal. he was on the cover of time magazine twice. he hung out with the kennedy family and other notable families of the time. in 1938 and 1939, the president's encouragement -- i have notes on us this -- harry began promoting himself as a presidential can
's a ritual. there's a lot of celebrities in the crowd. i learned he join us franklin roosevelt as the only president to take the oath four times. he did it over two terms though. >> do you want to explain that? >> well he did it twice the first time because of roberts and then he did it twice this time because of sunday. >> yesterday, roberts read from a piece of paper when he administered the formal oath. >> it's experience. you learn from experience. today it will be how obama tackles the speech. in the past it has been a volley and government. the democrats typically say, well, government can do this or can't do that ask so it's really a series of arguments over the role of government and the second thing i'm curious to know about is how tough they were in a pretty partisan atmosphere. he has gotten tougher over the past couple of years with the opposition. how feist you he is he during the speech. >> things people have picked up in this run up to this inauguration is that the president four years ago in his speech came tout and he actually made a comment about how he was going to to br
tradition of the inauguration speech held at the capitol. that was in 1945 when franklin roosevelt was being sworn in for a fourth time. franklin roosevelt, his third inauguration was done at the capitol, but his fourth one was in the middle of world war ii. he felt this was not the inopportune time to have an elaborate inauguration. he decided on his own to move the inauguration to the south front of the capital. the joint committee was not happy with that decision. the president of the united states can decide above and beyond the date and the time everything else is tradition and can be changed. we reverted back to holding inaugurations at the capitol. we moved them from the east front to the west front and the crowd has been getting bigger and bigger. one reason on the west front is that you can accommodate more people. if you look at the photographs of the last several inaugurations, you can measure the crowd by how far it goes back. when ronald reagan was sworn in, the crowds went back to a block beyond the reflecting pool. with each inauguration, at the crowd gets a little bit further
of the president, the precedent that teddy roosevelt established. it's franklin roosevelt and the experience during world war ii that really changes the nature of the office and it's the cold war. the greatest expansion in presidential power throughout our history has taken place during times of war. what happens during the cold war is war is institutionalized. we live in a time of permanent war. it's the president's role as commander in chief that leads to not only the creation of this great apparatus around the executive, but also the expansion of power. this is the one elected person in our constitutional system and during a time of the threat of nuclear war, it's one person who can make decisions. if you're looking at the key turning points, it begins with teddy roosevelt, wilson, franklin roosevelt and then the cold war forges what is now the modern presidency. >> steve, thank you very much. good luck with the special. >> thank you. >>> up next, krystal goes invisible like manti te'o's girlfriend and goes behind enemy lines to give tips or republican as they vf have a strategy session. it was
franklin roosevelt started it in 1933. president obama arrived at the capitol just a few minutes ago. he will soon be announced to the crowd and seated. here are the highlights of today's program. vice president joe biden will take the oath of office first administered by supreme court associate justice sonia sotomayor. >> and then the crowd will be treated to a musical selection by james taylor and then chief justice john roberts will administer the presidential oath of office to mr. obama. that comes just before noon eastern time. now, following the president's inaugural address will be another musical selection. this one by kelly clarkson, and a poem by richard blanco. reverend luis leon will give the benediction followed by beyonce. she's going to sing the national anthem, she had a baby, and she's going to perform at the super bowl. >> not to be upstaged, hampsto pearson is at the capitol. what are you seeing? >> beyonce got a much bigger cheer than i did. it was one of the more electric moments that just happened a few minutes ago when she and jay-z came in. you just missed the int
in the oval office (from roosevelt to bush)." >> in the 1930s, beginning around 1935, franklin roosevelt's death began to break into the national health insurance into law. they have a social security package going through congress and roosevelt decided health care would destroy the entire social security bill, said he said no, took it out. but for the rest of his administration's staff says please, let's make national health insurance part of social security. social security was becoming popular. roosevelt was becoming a huge colossus in american politics and in 1943 he decides i'm going to do it. world war ii is going to win the war. he's going to come home at the end of the war and he's decided i need another crocheted and that's not so health insurance. he takes his most trusted advisor and so sam, write me a bill and more important, write me a way to win this thing through congress. the crackers off, writes for national health insurance package. one great memo in which someone says health care is the most boring subject i've ever encountered. so it is good laugh about it. it comes b
today. franklin d. roosevelt, john f. kennedy, ronald reagan all heirs to abraham lincoln. >> and saying 1652 is the most pivotal time in american history and told a crowd this french tightrope walker who walked across niagara. say you had on your back, the entire history of america, future of the america, go faster, go slower, he was saying, abraham lincoln, i have all this on my back in the most treacherous circumstance and everybody is telling me what to do. >> one of the most remarkable things, even after the bar that caused him so much, as it was winding down, he was the man that was telling the north, with malice toward none, chairty for all, he understand even after this terrible war, he was going to have to bring the country back together. >> exactly. he sadly for us, didn't survive his term and couldn't begin let alone complete the reconstruction. >> we just saw, rick, obviously three presidential debates and one vice-presidential debate. it seems, you know, the president had a terrible time the first debate, and the third debate, it seemed like mitt romney was sitting there and
democrat. he was -- >> and was that known? >> no, it was not. he became l a fan of franklin roosevelt, cheered for him as a boy growing up in the 1930s. in the 1950s, some people felt s cronkite was a republican because his boss was.e the founder of cbs workedor directly for dwight eisenhower in world war ii, and ike just personally loved walter cronkite. so when you have ther 10th -- i mean, the 20th anniversary of d of day, eisenhower took caron cite to the wave -- cronkite to the beaches and wandered around there. is there was a feeling in the early '60s that cronkite was ake republican, but the vietnam ware showed him to be a liberal, and as i l write, he came out publiy saying i'm a pan of the left in a speech in front of barbara jordan, the liberal congresswoman from texas. >> did that hurt him? >> no.or was by that time he had stepped down as the anchorman in 1981. he had played mr. center and mr. objective quite well, any more than if you go to a doctor and are getting a surgery, youtc don't care if the doctor's ahe democrat or republican. he came out and voiced some dissent o
suddenly finds he has less power than he thought he had. franklin park zoo in -- franklin roosevelt in 1937, more democratic congress than in any time of the century suddenly realize that the supreme court can keep on overruling the things he gets passed through congress so he tries to pack the supreme court, slapped down, bad second term. in nixon's case-- and i think bob woodward can speak on this, too-- at the beginning of his time he had both houses of congress in democratic hands. he was turning to something called impoundment saying i'm just not going to spend the money for these bills, these acts, these agencies that democrats are voting for in the house and senate and even in the absence of watergate it's possible that that could have gone to impeachment. >> rose: jon meacham in nashville, thomas jonathan van everyson after a successful first term in which the louisiana purchase was dominant he goes into the second term and what happens? >> well his second inaugural address is largely an attack on the press so he set a tone there. every subsequent president has wanted to do that, ma
by president franklin eleanor roosevelt work projects administration to provide the city's families with care and education for preschool age children during world war ii. whereas eed began with four sites. today eed has grown to 43 sites that serve over 4,000 students including infants, toddlers, preschool opportunities, transitional kindergarten, other students and tk as well as fifth grade students during non school hours. over 90% receive completely free or subsidized care based on their family income and more than 75% of families served a language other than english at home. whereas sfusd's strategic plan contains three main goals: access and equity, student achievement and accountability, and calls out the achievement gap as one of the greatest civil rights issues facing the district. whereas decades of research has shown that providing children with early education opportunities can have significant positive impact on their growth and academic achievement. in addition for students from families who face economic linguistic and other opportunity barriers the need for and impact of
, ask what you can do for your country. franklin roosevelt, let me assert my firm believe that the only thing we have to fear is fear it itself. >> what makes a speech a part of history and what does this president need to say tomorrow as he begins his second term joining us are michael gerson speechwriter for president bush and james fallis, speechwriter to president carter. you say you don't write to be etched in granite, but i know that writers know when words ring. when you put words on paper, you think, i can see this, you know, as being what will be taken from this speech. so how do you craft those? >> it's true. the chair richter version is the state of the union address. i think with the inaugural address it's harder because something that registers as a showy line may come off as too showy. i think my sense of inaugural addresses the more they are poem like, the more they are spared, the less they try do the usually better they stand up. >> do you agree, less is more is this. >> yeah. and shorter is better. that helps. when richard nixon was wrikts his second inaugural, he look
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